3rd Circ. Douses NJ Fire Dept.'s Residency Rule As Unjust

Law360, New York (December 12, 2011, 4:12 PM EST) -- The Third Circuit on Monday refused to overturn an order prohibiting a New Jersey fire department from using residency requirements to sort applicants, saying a lower court had correctly found the practice had a disparate impact on a class of African-American applicants.

In a precedential, unanimous ruling, the appeals court upheld the District of New Jersey’s decision to grant summary judgment in favor of NAACP plaintiffs and to permanently enjoin the North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue in Hudson County, N.J., from using residency requirements. ...
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